The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have named Bob Green Director of Player Personnel.
Green, 53, joined the Oilers scouting staff in 2013 and has served as the Director of Amateur Free Agent Scouting. In his new role he will work closely with General Manager Craig MacTavish, Director of Amateur Scouting Stu MacGregor and Head Professional Scout Morey Gare to oversee the Edmonton Oilers scouting operations, as well as continue to identify and recruit NCAA, CHL and European free agents and develop a free agent priority list.
Prior to joining the Edmonton Oilers, Green served as the General Manager of the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League for six seasons and was honoured as the WHL's Executive of the Year in 2011-12 and 2012-13; in both seasons, Green guided the Oil Kings to the WHL finals. In 2011-12 the Oil Kings posted the best record in the WHL with a mark of 50-15-3-4 for 107 points, capturing the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy. The Oil Kings went on to capture the Ed Chynoweth Cup, marking their first WHL championship in modern franchise history, as well as earning them a trip to the Memorial Cup.
Green has also spent time throughout his career serving as the Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Personnel for the Medicine Hat Tigers, where he oversaw the Tigers scouting program and WHL Bantam Draft for seven seasons after starting with Medicine Hat in 1993.